Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The terrible truth about organizing...

I'll just admit it right up front, I'm not an organized person. I am constantly losing things. When I'm in the grocery store, I can't remember what's in the pantry so often I end up buying what I already have for a meal. I know just what you're thinking......wastrel! Guilty! Ashamed! But I feel much better having gotten it out in the open like that! Whew!

Well, my friend Donetta inspired me to organize my pantry. As you can see, I have been blessed to have a lot of pantry space. So it's a double shame that it is all bulging with stuff,I don't even know what's behind those doors.

I did not take a before picture, because I was too ashamed! I had so much that was out of date that it was horrible. Hopefully, now I've turned over a new leaf and I'll look in the organized pantry before I venture off to the grocery store!

Here's the top shelves.........

And here's the bottom shelves! You can't imagine how much better it looks! I actually can know at a glance what I have and what I need.

I do hope this lasts.......now I can get to work on the other two parts of the pantry. I can't promise this will last....I wish I could, but i know myself too well.

Thanks, Donetta!!!!!


Dawn said...

Lovely shelves! I organized everything after I retired, but, alas, they don't stay that way unless you keep at it all the time. But what a good job! You are blessed to have so much space.

Donnetta said...

It looks absolutely fantastic! Great work!!

I'm honored to know I played a part! ;-) Thanks for the link!

Mimi said...

How funny, I cleaned my pantry up this past week-end as well, my pantry is huge, I'll have to post an after pic as well, it is like a small room to be exact, and I was ashamed at how bad mine was too, because I"M SUCH a TYPICAL TYPE A person, so for every room to be clean and tidy, this pantry of mine was terrible, I think it got that way because I could close the door and not see it!!!I had christmas decorations in there that ibought after christmas when stuff was on sale, so just throw it in the pantry, and here it was almost August and it had to be done... so to you and me
GOOD JOB cleaning and organizing the pantry!!!!

Needled Mom said...

I so need to do that to my pantry. I love your pull out shelves too. Now....to keep it that way will be the challenge.


Oh how I LOVE to organize! I get it from my mother...even her junk drawer is organized (not even kidding) You did a good job, I just cleaned/rearranged my cabnit (pantry) on Sunday! Love looking at it...I am kind of a nerd like that...Keep on organizing! Tana

Tonja said...

Even though we haven't been here very long...my pantry needed reorganizing. When the 'ants' came, I got my chance!

Connie said...

I love a friend that helps you clean out things. What fun! I'm looking you up on facebook.

See you soon! Connie